This is a BACKABUSH 'DELUXE' (http://www.meetup.com/BACKABUSH-DELUXE/) trip which means we stay in a comfortable hotel. So no dorms, no queuing for the showers and meals served at the hotel!
AUGUST 23 - 26 (AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY) - LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK
Best Western Shap Wells Hotel.
Quality accommodation in a secluded valley.
Number of places - 60. Number of nights - 3. Cost - £234 per person in double occupancy room.
With the most breathtaking natural landscapes and the highest mountains in England, there really is no other national park in the country to compare to the Lake District. Nowhere else can offer quite so much opportunity for outdoor adventure with the finest hiking options.
It is hard to imagine a more lovely place to spend the late May Day bank holiday. Delightful villages, craggy mountains, babbling streams, mossy woodland and beautiful wildflowers all add to the magic of this region at this time of year.
Our hotel is located high in the Cumbrian Fells, while the countryside setting ensures peace and quiet. It is the perfect place from which to hike and explore in the Lake District.
The rooms offer all the necessary comforts in a warm, relaxing, family run environment. This is a charming country hotel with a mile-long drive along a private road with breathtaking, rugged scenery in every direction. A pretty waterfall and trickling stream running by the front door will leave you with no doubts in your mind that this is a wonderful place in which to get away from it all.
There are even red squirrels in the grounds and you are virtually guaranteed to see them in the morning!
We will have a team of trained and experienced hike leaders offering fabulous hikes of different length and difficulty each day so you can choose exactly the kind of walk you like.
Don't miss this fabulous weekend away! :D
Professional rock climbing instruction is available to take you out for fun on the rocks. The Lake District is one of the best places to climb in England so you won't be disappointed.
This is generally the most popular activity and everyone seems to love it. Get your wetsuits on and descend the fast flowing mountain streams over boulders and through deep pools!
*** PLACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! ***
The activities take place on the same day and it is possible to take part in both activities as they run in sessions. The cost is only £35 per person for each session. If you sign up for two activities the discounted rate is £65 for the day.
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* 3 nights hotel accommodation in double occupancy rooms. Private rooms are also available (single occupancy supplement charge applies).
* 3 breakfasts.
* 3 delicious three-course evening meals.
* A choice of guided hikes. Our leaders are Mountain Leader ( http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader ) (MLTE) trained and qualified first aiders.
* Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
Amazing value!!! :D
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Transport expenses.
* Optional activities - one session £35, two sessions £65.
* Lunches - depending on the hike you choose we can either take a packed lunch with us or stop in a village pub.
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Only payment secures your place. Your RSVP is not sufficient for us to hold a bed for you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx